Friday, August 27, 2010

Fiction From The Heartland Contest!!!

Why YOU should enter MARA's Fiction From the Heartland Contest


o You get TWO full page critiques, one from a published author.

o Our contest provides detailed feedback on your entire entry,
including big picture story feedback from your synopsis

o You will receive your comments back in time to prepare to enter
the RWA Golden Heart®

· Manuscripts that final are read by BOTH an EDITOR and an

o Check out 2010's Fabulous Line-Up!

§ Agents

· Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone
Literary Agency

· Sara Megibow, Nelson Literary

· Laura Bradford, Bradford
Literary Agency

· Karen Solem, Spencerhill

· Claudia Cross, Sterling Lord

§ Editors

· Category Romance - Susan Litman,
Harlequin/Silhouett e

· Contemporary Single Title -
Danielle Poiesz, Pocket Books

· Historical - Tessa Woodward,
Avon Books

· Romantic Suspense - Lauren
Plude, Grand Central Publishing

· Paranormal - Meredith Giordan,
Berkley Publishing Group

· Erotic Romance – Meghan
Conrad, Ellora's Cave

· Young Adult - Natashya Wilson,
Harlequin Teen

· Inspirational - Melissa Endlich,
Steeple Hill

· Trained judges, who judge in the genre they write. No MARA
members are allowed to enter our own contest.

· Overall winner receive $50 and a commemorative plaque

· Did we say FEEDBACK?

Here's what some past entrants have said about our contest:

"I attribute my first sale to this contest." - Laura Abbot

"I had no idea when I entered the MARA Contest how it would change my
life. Not only did I win the contemporary catagory and the best
overall, but the judging editor requested the entire manuscript and I
went on to become a published author! I can't recommend this contest
enough." -Donna Delaney

And 2000 RITA® winner for Best First Book (The Maiden and the
Unicorn), Isolde Martyn thanked MARA and the Fiction From the Heartland
Contest in her acceptance speech

So be sure to polish up your entry and get it in today! Deadline Sept
10th, 2010. www.mararwa. com

Questions? E-mail: MARAContestCoordinator@gmail. com




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